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Drew Hunter Eyes Sub-4 Mile at Armory Track Invitational

January 31, 2016

“Alan Webb is the first guy I looked up to as a runner. To know he was the first one to break four (indoors) -- and I hope to do it this year -- is special.”

From Armory Track

Drew Hunter, of Purcellville, Va., has his sights set on becoming the second high school boy to break the 4-minute mark in the Mile indoors, and his first opportunity of year will come at the Armory Track Invitational at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory, Feb. 5-6.

Hunter, a senior at Loudoun Valley High School, will compete unattached in an Open field and attempt to join another Virginian, Alan Webb, on an exclusive list. That race will be part of Day 2 Saturday afternoon Feb. 6.

Webb broke the 4-minute barrier 15 years ago, on Jan 20, 2001, at the New Balance Games at the Armory.

NOTE: On Saturday, January 30, Hunter set the U.S. high school 3000m record, clocking 7:59.33 at the Camel City Elite meet.

NOTE II: On Saturday, February 6, Hunter became the 8th U.S. HSer to break 4 minutes and the second indoors, clocking 3:58.25 to finish 7th overall in the Open race at the Armory Invitational in New York City. Hunter's time also broke fellow Virginian Alan Webb's U.S. HS indoor Mile record of 3:59.86 set in 2001 at the Armory.

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